How The Fda Unlocked Millions Of Files On Drug Side Effects - Businessweek

The project, part of an effort called openFDA , stands in bright contrast to the way the U.S. government normally builds information technology: slowly, behind closed doors, with big checks to giant contractors. The risks of that approach were on conspicuous display last fall with the sputtering launch of healthcare.gov . OpenFDA shows that some corners of government can embrace open-source practices and be as nimble as a Silicon Valley startup. Read more http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-05/how-the-fda-unlocked-millions-of-files-on-drug-side-effects